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The funny thing about firemen is, night and day, they are always firemen. ~Gregory Widen, Backdraft
Let no man's ghost return to say his training let him down. ~Firefighter saying
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ~Bible, John 15:13
You might be a firefighter if your kids are afraid to get into water fights with you. ~Author unknown
What is a firefighter? He's the guy next door... He's a guy like you and me with warts and worries and unfulfilled dreams. Yet he stands taller than most of us. He's a fireman... A fireman is at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of men. He's a man who saves lives because he has seen too much death. He's a gentle man because he has seen the awesome power of violence out of control. He's responsive to a child's laughter because his arms have held too many small bodies that will never laugh again... He doesn't preach the brotherhood of man — he lives it. ~Author unknown
You might be a firefighter if you've ever smoked and there wasn't a cigarette in sight. ~Author unknown
If you put out the fire, you won't have to jump out the window! ~Andy Freidricks
Firemen never die, they just burn forever in the hearts of the people whose lives they saved. ~Susan Diane Murphree
So as you look at the firefighter with his rake, hose or axe,
His beet red face or ice covered mustache,
You should know why he goes through that smoky front door,
And is forced to crawl like a baby down on the floor.
He does it to save both lives and property,
All that is precious to you and to me.
So take a good look at this modern warrior who serves his call proud and true,
And know that he would die just to save me and you.
~Robert J. Athans
You might be a firefighter if "climbing the corporate ladder" has nothing to do with career advancement. ~Author unknown
Backdraft has the right-of-way. ~Author unknown
You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself, and for the firefighter it is fire. ~Larry Brown
When you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the fire. ~Author unknown
You know you're a firefighter when you really think that rusty old hydrant looks good in the garden. ~Author unknown
You might be a firefighter if you had to extricate someone by cutting the car doors off on one side and realized there was nothing wrong with the doors on the other side. ~Author unknown
The very worst fire plan is no plan. The next worse is two plans. ~Author unknown
Never fight fire from ego. ~Author unknown
Have cognition before ignition. ~Author unknown
Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire and live with it. The reason? Because he alone has learned to put it out. ~Henry Jackson Vandyke, Jr.
Fire is the best of servants; but what a master! ~Thomas Carlyle
Whatever the Americans are proud of — whatever they consider to be particularly good, useful, brilliant, or characteristic of themselves or their climate, they designate, half in jest, though scarcely half in earnest, as an "institution." Thus the memory of George Washington... is an institution; the Falls of Niagara are an institution; the Plymouth Rock, on which the Pilgrim Fathers first set foot, is an institution...; "Sweet potatoes" are an institution, and Pumpkin (or Punkin) pie is an institution; ...squash is an institution; Bunker Hill is an institution; and the firemen of New York are a great institution. ~Charles Mackay, Life and Liberty in America, 1850
If crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? ~George Carlin